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Man chooses car he wants to buy and steals it days later from Costa Blanca showroom in Spain

AN Elche man liked a car so much that he returned to a city dealership a few days later to steal it. The 42-year-old was...

COVID passports set for February extension in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE Valencian government wants to keep using COVID passports for indoor access to hospitality and entertainment venues until February 28. The current measure, introduced in...

Sniffer dogs find Spanish Civil War bombs buried on old factory site in Alicante area

POLICIA Nacional sniffer dogs went to an old Alcoy factory after a bomb dating back to the Spanish Civil War was unearthed during renovation...

Council official on Spain’s Costa Blanca stole €40,000 from clubs and charities and took bungs for contracts

A 52-year-old Santa Pola council official has been charged with 19 crimes of bribery committed over the last decade. The woman took bungs from two...

Vaccine queue-jumping Costa Blanca mayors in Spain test positive for COVID-19

A Costa Blanca mayoral couple at the centre of a vaccine queue-jumping scandal are self-isolating after catching COVID-19 The PSOE mayors of El Verger and...

New COVID-19 record but hospital admissions are much lower than 2021 numbers in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

A new pandemic record daily total of 39,585 cases was reported this Tuesday in the Valencian Community. Exactly a year ago, the total was 8,423. The...

Man fatally slashes uncle’s throat during argument at Alicante area house in Spain

A 32-year-old man slashed his uncle's throat with a knife after a series of arguments at their Albatera home in Alicante Province. The victim, 39,...

Mass vaccination centres reopening for COVID-19 booster shots in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SIX mass vaccination points will reopen in the Valencian Community on Monday(January 31) to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme. The so-called 'vacunodromos' were used...

Benidorm explosion risk as gas cylinders are exposed to the sun on Costa Blanca apartment patio in Spain

TWO Benidorm residents have been arrested for keeping 95 butano cylinders on a rental apartment patio. Worried neighbours called the police over serious concerns that...

Belgian fugitive, 78, faces extradition for child sex abuse following arrest on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Belgian man wanted in his country for child sex abuse and pornography charges faces extradition after being arrested on the Costa Blanca. The 78-year-old...

Italian bank robbers linked to bungling one-legged thief travelled to Spain for heists on the Costa Blanca and Murcia

AN Italian bank robbery gang wanted for a €344,355 stick-up at a Murcia bank in October has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. One of...

Elderly British couple hit trouble alongside iconic Benidorm viewpoint on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EMERGENCY services rescued a British couple after one of them suffered an injury close to a popular viewpoint in hills above Benidorm. The Brits, both...

Scientists from Spain’s Alicante University create new type of artificial reef to regenerate Mediterranean seabed

AN artificial reef using electrolysis to regenerate Mediterranean marine life has been successfully tested in Alicante waters. A team from the University of Alicante created...

COVID-19 passport measures to continue in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID passports will continue to be used in the Valencian Community past the current January 31 expiry date. The EU COVID certificate is needed for...

Young Madrid thieves made special journeys to rob elderly women on the streets of Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO people from Madrid aged, 18 and 21, have been arrested in Alicante after travelling there just to violently rob elderly women in the...

Battle resumes on Spain’s Costa Blanca against processionary caterpillar nests

COUNCILS across the Costa Blanca are well into their annual routine to treat pine trees full of processionary caterpillar nests. The pest can kill small...

Benidorm child pornographer arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after Swiss police and Interpol tip-off

A Benidorm man who made and distributed child pornography has been arrested after Swiss police tipped off their Spanish counterparts. The 30-year-old has been charged...

Elderly Alicante motorist gets smoked out over 10,000 cigar stash uncovered by police in Spain

A consignment of 9,780 illegal handmade cigars went up in smoke for a man who had his stash seized by the Guardia Civil. The motorist,...

Spain’s Costa Blanca targets more gay and lesbian tourists plus extra Brits and Germans

COSTA Blanca tourism bosses want the region acknowledged as a 'high quality' destination for gay and lesbian visitors. Kick-starting a promotional campaign ahead of this...

Fruit rustlers steal tons of avocados to sell off at Costa Blanca markets in Spain

THREE avocado rustlers have been caught red-handed stealing 150 kilos of the fruit from a Costa Blanca farm. It was part of an overall haul...

Alicante boy uses female social media profiles in sex blackmail plot in Spain

AN Alicante area teenage boy has been arrested by the Policia Nacional over online sextortion. The boy, 17, from Alcoy used eight bogus social media...

EXPLAINER: Why high COVID-19 infections don’t reflect the full pandemic situation in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

OVER 22,000 coronavirus cases were reported this Friday in the Valencian Community but hospital admissions are over 50% lower than 12 months ago. The regional...

Benidorm holiday hotel robber caught walking down Costa Blanca street in Spain

A woman wanted for two Benidorm hotel room robberies last August has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. She was spotted by police on January...

Costa Blanca orange growers cry ‘foul’ as Spain’s supermarkets squeeze them dry

ORANGE farmers in Alicante Province say crop prices have collapsed because of cheap imports from South Africa and supermarkets getting rock-bottom deals. The Alicante Young...

Elderly German woman identified as driving 35 kilometres on wrong side of AP-7 motorway in Costa Blanca area of...

THE Guardia Civil have found the motorist who travelled for 35 kilometres on the wrong carriageway of the AP-7 motorway on Sunday. A 75-year-old German...

Homes of vulnerable people seized by lawyer-led scammers in Costa Blanca area of Spain

AN Alicante Province gang ran a racket that seized homes from people who struggled to repay loans. They created a company which hoodwinked loan holders...

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